Monday, 31 December 2012

Non-beauty related: Macarons!

So I love Macarons. I am a sweet person and I love chocolate but my favourite sweets/dessert of all times is French Macarons. They are crunchy on the outside and when you bite into it they are soft and gooey and then you get the beautiful creamy ganache.

I think the best Macarons that I can get in Canberra is from Dream Cuisine. They are really nice and they've got a variety of different and interesting flavours.  But they are $3 per macaron so it will add up if I keep buying Macarons often. Another favourite of mine is Adriano Zumbo macarons but it's only in Sydney so I can only get it when I go up to Sydney.

Recently my best friend told me that Adriano Zumbo has released baking mixes of his macarons. There are 2 and they are the salted caramel macarons and passionfruit macarons. I bought around 5 boxes since I was so excited to try them and it was sold out at my local Woolworths so I had to get it at another store. The packet mix is really easy to make and they all turn out perfectly each time. I have tried making macaron with my sister once but it didn't turn out like a macaron at all.

Anyway, I know this is not beauty related but I was bored today so I decided to try out to make Macarons from scratch again (and I was really proud and happy with the result!!!). I watched several videos on how to make macarons and read different recipes before I made it. The recipe that I finally decided to use was from However, I did make one change and that was using Hazelnut meal because that's all I had at home.

After about 1.5 hour of prep, waiting and baking, the macaron turned out really well! I used a caramel filling and added a bit of salt to get that salted caramel taste. The macarons tasted more nutty with the hazelnut meal so next time I might try the original recipe with almond meal.

Here are some photos of the macarons:


  1. They turned out so well !! When I'm doing macaons they look like... nothing ? Only one or two are acceptable. >.<

    1. Thank you!! I know what you mean though since my first try which was a year ago it just turned out like a flat nothing. Lol. I didn't even had any that was acceptable. I found the trick was after piping the macarons you have to bang the baking tray / drop it from a few cm high on the table several times to get rid of the air and then to leave it for at least half an hour.